Satellite Communication Equipment

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers suit uplink applications.

March 16, 2015

Based on SuperPower technology, XTD-2000KHE Ku-band TWTA provides 750 W of linear power in compact, rugged package weighing 92 lb and drawing less than 3,200 W of prime power. XTD-1500DBSHE DBS-band TWTA provides 560 W of linear power for direct-to-home applications in same package and draws only 2,500 W of prime power. Designed for SATCOM applications, both are available as outdoor antenna-mount units with operating temperature of -40 to +60°C or as indoor rackmount configurations. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

GNSS System supports small cell synchronization.

March 5, 2015

Designed to mount indoors, Integrated GNSS Master combines 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with GNSS receiver and antenna in fully contained package that eliminates need for outdoor antenna. IGM uses Power-over-Ethernet to simplify installation and requires no more than 12.95 W of power directly from Ethernet cable. Once mounted on wall or ceiling and connected to network, unit will automatically self-configure, lock to GNSS signals, and provide precise frequency and phase. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

GNSS Antenna withstands harsh environments.

February 20, 2015

Offering optimal performance in both GPS L1/L2 and GLONASS L1/L2 frequencies, Active GNSS Antenna features MIL-STD design, allowing use in rugged environments. Unit enables maximum satellite reception that is unaffected by placement of antenna, with ultra-low Dilution of Precision. Engineered for demanding aviation environment, antenna is impact-resistant, able to withstand shock and vibration, and tolerant to exposure to dust, chemicals, and jet fuels. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Broadband Low Noise Amplifiers range from 30 MHz to 40 GHz.

February 18, 2015

With noise figure levels from 2.5–3 dB typ across entire band, ultra-broadband and millimeter wave low noise amplifiers (LNAs) include 17 unconditionally stable models covering multi-octave bandwidths with flat gain response and GaAs PHEMT semiconductor technology. Features include 50 Ω hybrid MIC circuits enclosed in environmentally sealed metal packages with nickel or gold plating, stainless steel SMA or 2.92 mm connectors, and IP3 levels as high as +42 dBm. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

GNSS Receiver enables data collection with smart devices.

February 16, 2015

Working with iOS, Android, or Windows® mobile handhelds, smartphones, and tablets using Bluetooth® connectivity, pocket-sized R1 GNSS Receiver adds GNSS geo-location capabilities to transform devices into high-accuracy mobile data collection systems. Multi-constellation receiver offers all-day battery life and supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS satellite signals. By adding optional Trimble ViewPoint™ RTX™ correction service, users can achieve sub-meter accuracy. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

L1/L2 GPS GLONASS Antenna suits GNSS applications.

February 12, 2015

Packaged in IP67 sealed radome housing, Model M1227HCT-A2-SMA is terminated with 50 Ω gold-plated SMA connector for RF feed/input and DC bias/power typically powered from applications' GNSS RF module. Active helix design features Helicore™ Octofilar antenna technology and built-in dual-stage-LNA and filtering, offering up to 30 dB gain for GNSS applications that utilize GLONASS and GPS. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Combination Antenna operates in geographically isolated areas.

February 5, 2015

Measuring 4.5 x .95 in., SM-1650/1575 Series consists of both Iridium antenna and GPS antenna. Iridium antenna provides 3.5 dBi gain over entire 1,616–1,626.5 MHz range and is fed with RG-58 cable, while GPS antenna provides LNA 26 dB and 5 dBi nominal RHCP at 1,575 MHz and is fed with RG-174 cable. Mounting to surfaces up to 7/32 in. thick, combination antenna is suited for long distance truckers, military vehicles, mining operations, and freight trains. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Portable Satellite Terminal weighs less than 40 lb.

January 27, 2015

Combining integrated BUC, LNB, and modem, Journey Manpack 0.9 m Ku-Band Terminal delivers Rx/Tx data rates up to 45 Mbps/20 Mbps. Six-segment, carbon fiber unit runs on AC power or 4/6 cell battery pack that provides more than 4 hr of continuous runtime. Suited for military Special Forces and government applications, Journey Manpack is optionally equipped with LinkControl software which simplifies antenna alignment with alignment wizard, beacon detector, and spectrum analyzer. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Ultra Low Noise MMIC Amplifier has 17-27 GHz bandwidth.

January 26, 2015

Supplied in die form, CMD163 features gain of +24 dB, noise figure of <1.3 dB, and output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across 17–27 GHz bandwidth. All-positive bias scheme eliminates need for negative voltages and sequencing circuitry, and bias conditions are Vdd = 4 V @ 120 mA and Vgg = 3.0 V. LNA is internally matched 50 Ω design that does not require any external components aside from bypass capacitors. Areas of use include military and space applications and communication systems. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

High Linearity 4 W Power Amplifier suits Ka-band applications.

January 20, 2015

Offered in bare die format and 5 x 5 mm, 32-lead QFN package, MAAP-011139 has 29–31 GHz frequency range and delivers 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W of saturated output power, and 23% efficiency. This high-linearity power amplifier, suited for Ka-band, high-data density satellite communications, provides >27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc. Rating for input and output return loss is 10 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Multi-GNSS Receiver Module serves wearable, IoT applications.

January 15, 2015

Integrating all necessary components as GNSS receiver, 7 x 7 mm Venus828F only requires external antenna and power supply to output position/velocity/time information in standard NMEA-0183 format. Stand-alone LGA module works with multiple satellite systems and concurrently tracks up to 28 satellites. Along with 29 sec cold start TTFF and -165 dBm tracking sensitivity, features include 10 nsec 1PPS timing accuracy, on-board geo-fencing, and 8–512 Mbit external SPI Flash data logging. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

ODU Satellite Chipset increases service availability and quality.

January 7, 2015

Offering 32 user-band output channels and 32 output channels (selectable from any LNB input), BCM4554 adds support for up to 32 resident STBs on one coaxial cable within multiple dwelling unit. This lets operators deliver more services to additional subscribers without new satellite dish installations. Along with 28 nm process, features include 4 RF inputs and 1 RF output covering 250–2,350 MHz range, frequency shift keying (FSK), and digital satellite equipment control (DiSEqC). Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN Low-Noise Amplifier features 23 dB gain.

December 24, 2014

Able to survive input power levels up to 5 W without front-end limiter, 4–8 GHz Model CMD219 features output of 1 dB, compression point of +18 dBm, and noise figure of 1.1 dB across operating bandwidth. Typical bias conditions are Vdd = 10 V at 100 mA and Vgg = -2.3 V, although Vdd can vary from 5–28 V. Suitable applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military and space, and test instrumentation. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment

Satellite Device/GPS Receiver increase satellite operator options.

December 24, 2014

Combining BCM4551 satellite TV device with BCM4771 GPS receiver, GPS-enabled satellite outdoor unit (ODU) device lets operators track location of subscriber equipment and pinpoint service issues within residence. Satellite solution resides in low-noise block (LNB) of subscribers' satellite dishes, enabling operators to better position dish installations and reduce metering equipment expenses and truck rolls. Also, GPS technology within LNB lets operators geo-lock content to subscribers. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Communication Systems & Equipment

GNSS Receiver Module offers continuous positioning.

December 15, 2014

Based on Venus 8 multi-GNSS platform, S2525DR8 GNSS Dead-Reckoning Module offers accuracy for both indoor and outdoor positioning. Module uses automotive-grade XV-8100CB analog output gyroscope and 16-bit differential ADC. A 3D option adds barometric pressure sensor on-board, while vehicle dynamics monitoring option adds accelerometer. Measuring 25 x 25 mm, module contains level shifter, capable of direct interface to vehicle odometer and forward/reverse signals ranging from 3V–30 V. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Noise GaN LNA features high power survivability.

December 15, 2014

Supplied in die form, CMD218 offers gain of 22 dB, output of 1 dB, compression point of +19.5 dBm, and noise figure of <1.25 dB across 5–9 GHz frequency range. Unit can, without input limiter, survive incident power levels up to 5 W without any degradation in performance. With 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching, LNA operates from 5–28 V supply and draws 100 mA typ quiescent current. Negative gate voltage is required for proper operation. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

GNSS Receiver captures and processes RTK data.

November 4, 2014

Featuring lightweight 1.67 lb design with built-in Web interface, Model APS-NR2 enables high-precision surveying and geolocation. Unit works continuously with hot-swappable batteries and can be recharged from any USB port. With dual cellular antennae, automatic switchover eliminates downtime due to signal loss. Built-in Wi-Fi lets users configure and monitor unit as well as stream data directly to tablet. Receiver can communicate seamlessly with Esri cloud-based platforms. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

GNSS Antennas support millimeter accuracy.

October 17, 2014

With unique filtering patterns and mitigation of multipath and interference, Models A25 and A45 complement all GNSS products, from L1 GPS to multi-frequency, multi-constellation. Both support present and future GNSS signals, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, and Galileo. Multi-GNSS A25 supports signals at single-frequency level, while survey-grade A45 supports signals at multi-frequency level. Supplied in ruggedized housing with pretreated aluminum base, antennas withstand marine environment. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Transimpedance Amplifier targets optical networking systems.

September 29, 2014

Intended for 100G optical networking market, 4-channel ONET2804T provides less than 2 µA input-referred noise and virtually no cross talk between channels. Internal circuit provides photodiode reverse bias voltage and senses average photocurrent supplied to each photodiode. Available in 750 µm channel-pitch bare die, TIA serves parallel optical interconnects in applications with data rates up to 28 Gbps, such as optical line cards, point-to-point microwave backhauls, and video over fiber. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment

VSAT Satellite Terminals provide high-speed data transmission.

September 18, 2014

Intended for first responder and military use, VSAT Satellite Terminals helps ensure fast, effective responses during critical missions. Supplied in man-portable and airline checkable packages, systems utilize traditional dish equipment to provide high bandwidth data connections through geostationary satellites in X, Ku, and Ka bands. Transmit data speeds up to 5 Mbps and receive speeds as high as 15 Mbps are possible. Read More